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Toro lawn mower wont idle?


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2009-06-17 11:36:35
2009-06-17 11:36:35

Probably a clogged jet in the carburetor. Could be the fuel filter. Check the vent hole on top of the gas cap. Some gas caps have a small hole in the center that gets clogged. I'd bet it's the carburetor.


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